Slick gets oiled up

Scala database library Slick gets first major release

Chris Mayer
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Typesafe’s latest addition to the stack hits “an important milestone”

Typesafe have announced that Slick, the
database query and access library for Scala, has reached its first
production-ready release.

Slick (Scala Language-Integrated Connection Kit) gives Scala
developers full database control and the ability to write database
queries in Scala rather than a native querying language like
SQL.
It was originally introduced in a beta
form
back in
August
, just as Typesafe announced the closing of
a

$14m funding round.

Slick tech lead Stefan Ziegler
believes the release is
“an important
milestone” for the project and the wider Scala ecosystem. So
important,
in fact, they even made a cake
for the event.

 

As well as making Slick compatible with Scala 2.10, the team have
made the library more accessible with improved documentation and
the deprecation of obsolete APIs. 

The biggest new feature of the 1.0
release
is Slick TestKit, which houses most of Slick’s
unit tests
, allowing developers
to reuse them when writing their own database
drivers. Other additions to Slick include auto-generated keys and
additional drivers for Oracle and DB2 databases in Typesafe’s
commercial package,
Slick
Extensions
.

For all that’s new and noteworthy and to learn about Slick,
check out the relevant
documentation.
You can download it here.

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